• Contact your primary care provider 
  • Call Avera Medical Call Center at 1-877-282-8372.  You can ask a nurse questions about your health and more 24/7. Get answers to health-related questions 24/7 and ask if you should visit urgent care, request emergency services or call your doctor. Call the Avera Medical Call Center any time at 877-282-8372.
  • If you need a walk-in clinic in the evening or on the weekend, Avera offers these clinics Avera Urgent, Evening & Weekend Care
  • Sanford offers these clinics Sanford Health Acute & Urgent Care
  • For conditions that threaten a life, limb or organ, call 911
  • USF has rapid antigen COVID tests available for free. Submit a self-report or text Amy Johnson (USF COVID Team Lead) at 605-321-8525 or contact Residence Life (students) or Human Resources (employees). USF continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation. See current COVID-19 information.

If you test positive for COVID-19:

  • Students and employees that test positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to follow the latest CDC guidelines.
  • Submit a self-report to notify the COVID Response Team.
  • Students, please work directly with your professors for any potential absences.

COVID-19 STUDENT SELF-REPORT FORM

COVID-19 EMPLOYEE SELF-REPORT FORM

USF continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation. More detailed information can be found at COVID-19.

Upload Proof of Vaccination

In order to access this form, you are required to sign-in to your USF Office account.  When you click on the link, you should be automatically requested to log-in (unless you are already logged in).  

Username: MyUSF@usiouxfalls.edu (please note the username is not your whole email address)
     For example: jodoe@usiouxfalls.edu

Password: same as MyUSF and email
 
If you receive an error message, please go to www.office.com, sign in to your USF account, and then click on the link provided.
 
 

Dashboard:

 
USF DASHBOARD for COVID-19 Cases 
**The University continues to focus on the health and safety of our campus community but has discontinued posting to the dashboard.** 

 


USF DASHBOARD for COVID-19 Cases
Spring 2022

 

USF DASHBOARD for COVID-19 Cases
Fall 2021

 

USF DASHBOARD for COVID-19 Cases
Spring 2021

 

USF DASHBOARD for COVID-19 Cases
Fall 2020

 

* Isolation is for people who have tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19. Following guidelines from the CDC, USF separates sick people from people who are not sick. 

**Quarantine is for people who are not sick, but are a close contact and may have been exposed to COVID-19. Following guidelines from the CDC, USF separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to COVID-19 to see if they become sick. 

For additional definitions, CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/index.html

 

Guidelines:

Change to COVID-19 Guidelines effective August 17, 2022.

If You Have Symptoms of COVID-19

  • USF has a limited quantity of at home COVID-19 tests available by request if you are symptomatic or a close contact. Students may contact Amy Johnson at 605.321.8525 or Residence Life. Employees may contact Amy Johnson or Human Resources.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolation) 

  • COVID-19 Test Result Form
  • Isolate for a minimum of 5 days, starting the day after you began having symptoms. You are not to go to the store, run errands, come to campus, attend class face-to-face, or have friends over to your room/apartment/house. Day 0 is the day symptoms began or, if you are asymptomatic, the day you tested positive. If symptoms have resolved, you may return to normal activities as early as day 6 with approval from the USF COVID Lead Amy Johnson. You will be expected to wear a well-fitting face covering around others through day 10. Proof of a negative antigen test may be required in certain situations (e.g. returning to a shared dorm room, traveling with an athletic team*). *NCAA student-athletes may be subject to additional rules

If you are unwilling or unable to mask around others according to the above guidelines, you will need to remain in isolation for the full 10 days. 

  • Tell your close contacts that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person has any symptoms or tests positive. By letting your close contacts know they may have been exposed to COVID-19, you are helping to protect everyone.
  • If you are released from isolation before the end of the 10 isolation period (Days 6-10), wear a mask around others until Day 11. During this time, you can return to classes.
  • It is your responsibility to communicate directly with your professors to arrange for any potential absences.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 

  • Please mask up for 10 days with Day 0 being the last time you had contact with the positive person.
  • Monitor your symptoms closely.
  • Test 5 days after exposure.
  • If symptoms develop, stay home and test sooner.

Masks

  • Masks are optional on the USF campus, indoors and outside. We remain mask friendly. People may choose to mask at any time.
  • Masks are required for 10 days if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID or if you are returning to classes/activities between Days 6-10 following your own positive COVID result.

Vaccine or Booster

  • If you would like to find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster near you, go to vaccines.gov.

 

Following the new CDC guidelines, there is no expectation for quarantine with an exposure to a COVID-positive person as long as the exposed individual remains asymptomatic; therefore claiming they have been exposed and needing to quarantine is no longer a valid excuse to miss class.

Details regarding changes to USF policy will be communicated as we continue to navigate the challenges COVID presents. USF’s COVID website https://www.usiouxfalls.edu/covid will serve as the university’s most current and comprehensive repository of COVID-related information throughout the semester.

 

COUNSELING SERVICES

New Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline

Beginning July 16, everyone in the United States is now able to call or text 988 to connect with the National Suicide and Prevention Lifeline. The new number – similar to 911 – is operated through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network of over 200 locally run crisis centers located across the country. Members are encouraged to publicize on campus the availability of this mental health resource on a regular basis.

Contact the Avera Student Assistance Program (ASAP) 

 

New Partnership offers free and confidential virtual and off-campus counseling services to all undergraduate and graduate students. 

 

Scheduled sessions available M-F, 8-5 with some extended evening hours.

 

Contact USF Counseling Services

 

For Students:

On-campus and In-person scheduled sessions M-F, 8-5. 

 

Office in the McDonald Center near mailroom 

Call directly to schedule:  605-322.4069  

5015 S. Crossing Place 

Suite #130 

Sioux Falls, SD 57108 

Michelle DeHoogh-Kliewer  

University Counselor  

Call: 605-331-6619  

Michelle.dk@usiouxfalls.edu 

 

 


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*** If there is an urgent or crisis situation, call 911. *** These situations may include, but are not limited to: • A risk of suicide • A threat of harm to others • Severely disorganized, psychotic or out of control behavior • Trauma such as sexual assault • Severe sickness due to drug or alcohol overdose

On Campus Resources • Academic Success Center: (605) 331-6740 • Campus Security: (605) 321-6400, (605) 331-6591 • Counseling Services: (605) 331-6619 • Student Life: (605) 331-6620 • On-call Resident Director (605) 681-0229 Other Resources: • 911 - Law enforcement and ambulatory care • Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center Behavioral Health Services: (605) 322-4065 or (800) 691-4336 • 211 HelpLine Center: (605) 339-4357 • Suicide HotLine: 988 • In cases of domestic violence, contact the Children’s Inn: (605) 338-4880 or (888) 378-7398 • Sanford Emergency Room: (605) 333-6688 • Avera McKennan Emergency Room: (605) 322-2000 • In cases of sexual assault, contact the Compass Center: (605) 339-0116 or (877) In CRISIS (24-hour crisis line) • Poison Control Center: (800) 222-1222

USF benefit-eligible employees: Refer to USF health insurance for coverage on counseling/mental health assistance

 

Dining Services:

Meal Plans

We are happy to offer a wide variety of food here at University of Sioux Falls.  In Salisbury dining hall you will find Classic Kitchen, offering comfort food from home and signature house creations, Global Fare, cuisine from around the world, Sauce & Stone, pizza right out of the oven, Flame, grill favorites, Local Deli, build your own sandwich, Greens, a robust salad bar, Sweet Shop, fresh baked desserts, and A-Zone, our allergen friendly station. 

View our menus to see allergen icons and nutritional information! 

BeWell identifies that for some, healthy means avoiding a food allergen or following a special diet. Look for the special icons on the menu to meet your individual lifestyle and nutritional needs.

 

 

Physical Wellness

You’ll find several opportunities to play hard and stay healthy at USF, including clubs and student organizations to get you moving like long boarding, hacky sack club, or our year round intramural program! Purple Plate is a healthy eating/cooking club and Cougar Cupboard has been created to address food insecurity in college students.

Workout facilities including weight room and fitness room are available at the Stewart Center for all students:

  • Monday – Thursday 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Hours may be adjusted during holidays and breaks.

Intramural Athletics and Fitness
There are team sports leagues happening year-round. These leagues include volleyball, kickball, flag football, basketball, indoor soccer, and softball. In addition to leagues, there are multiple tournaments that happen throughout the year, including Frisbee golf, doubles table tennis, dodge ball, spike ball, 3 v. 3 basketball, ultimate frisbee, and lawn games. Watch your email for details.


The city of Sioux Falls also offers great opportunities for physical wellness through their Park and Rec Department.

Spiritual Wellness

Campus Ministries seeks to assist the University in its mission of forming the spiritual lives of students. Through spiritual life programming and pastoral care, Campus Ministries works with faculty and staff to create a redemptive community of grace. The University’s motto of “Culture for Service” epitomizes the distinctive, Christian mission of the University of Sioux Falls. 

USF offers numerous on-campus opportunities for students to grow in their faith and fellowship together:

  • Prayer and biblical discussions integrated into classrooms
  • Chapel-10 a.m. Tuesdays and student-led worship Thursdays at 9 p.m. All are welcome.
  • Residence Hall Bible Studies
  • Worship Team and Service Teams
  • Retreats
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Cougar Catholics meet regularly on campus and at nearby Christ the King Parish

If you ever need pastoral care of any kind please stop by the Campus Ministries Office to talk to our Campus Pastor. The Campus Ministries Office is located in the McDonald Center and Chapel is held in Z-Hall, located in the Salsbury Science Center.

LOCAL CHURCHES

Not meant to be an exhaustive list of the many excellent churches in our community, here are a few churches that have consistently worked with Campus Ministries or Student Life in providing special programming and support for the USF community:

  • Central Church (Converge)
  • Community Reformed Church (Reformed Church in America)
  • Embrace Church (United Methodist)
  • First Baptist Church (American Baptist Churches, USA)
  • Invitation Church (American Baptist Churches, USA)
  • Life Church (Nondenominational)
  • Our Saviors Lutheran
  • The Ransom Church (Wesleyan)
  • The Point (American Baptist Churches, USA)
  • Zion Lutheran
  • Our Redeemer Lutheran
  • ChurchFinder.com
  • Church-Near-Me.com